"Hotel California (Eagles cover)" as written by and Glenn Frey Don Felder....
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
'This could be heaven or this could be Hell
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain
'Please bring me my wine
He said, "we haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say"

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, 'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
'Relax' said the night man
'We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!


Lyrics submitted by mooaura, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Hotel California" as written by Don Henley Don Felder

Lyrics © Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Red Cloud Music

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    General Commenthmm... the killers do some awesome covers... romeo and juliet, shadowplay....

    but in this case, well... i think there are some songs that just dont need to be covered :(

    i wish they would cover "What Ever Happened" by The Strokes.
    vodkavertigoon January 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentim not positive, but i think this is a cover...
    silversunloveon September 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsilversunlove, you say you THINK, of course it's a cover from The Eagles
    Dgramusseton October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the Killers, and I love the Eagles, but listening to this just makes me want to hear the real Eagles version and then listen to a real Killers song. It was almost a good cover, but the brassy instrumentals made it sound way too Latin, and that totally killed it.
    HiOnMusicon May 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a drug addiction...perhaps I'm wrong, but the partyers represent the glamourous side of drugs, and the last verse could be about how a junkie panicks and tries to quit, but can't...otherwise I have no clue about this song, could anybody enlighten me ?
    Also, sorry if my English isn't really good, I'm French and still learning, so...:)
    Soliniaon October 25, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOn a dark desert highway
    Cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas
    Rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance
    I saw a shimmering light
    My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
    I had to stop for the night
    There she stood in the doorway
    I heard the mission bell
    And I was thinking to myself
    "This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"
    Then she lit up a candle
    And she showed me the way
    There were voices down the corridor,
    I thought I heard them say . . .

    Welcome to the Hotel California
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face
    Plenty of room at the Hotel California
    Any time of year (Any time of year)
    You can find it here

    Her mind is Tiffany-twisted
    She got the Mercedes bends
    She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
    She calls friends
    How they dance in the courtyard
    Sweet summer sweat.
    Some dance to remember
    Some dance to forget

    So I called up the Captain
    "Please bring me my wine"
    He said, "We haven't had that spirit here
    Since 1969"
    And still those voices are calling from far away
    Wake you up in the middle of the night
    Just to hear them say . . .

    Welcome to the Hotel California
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face
    They're living it up at the Hotel California
    What a nice surprise (What a nice surprise)
    Bring your alibis

    Mirrors on the ceiling
    The pink champagne on ice
    And she said, "We are all just prisoners here
    Of our own device"
    And in the master's chambers
    They gathered for the feast
    They stab it with their steely knives
    But they just can't kill the beast

    Last thing I remember
    I was running for the door
    I had to find the passage back
    To the place I was before
    "Relax," said the night man
    "We are programmed to receive
    You can check out any time you like
    But you can never leave!"
    Mellow_Harsheron November 15, 2012   Link

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